LOCATIONAL // For whatever reason, you may need to get into a location that requires authorization or it’s only for certain types of personnel. It may be a badge, uniform, pass or permit that will grant access.
Examples: Entry into private property, non-civilian zones, paid events and generally restricted areas.
SITUATIONAL // Participating in or commanding a sudden, unusual, traumatic or hazardous isolated event in public where a trained professional would normally be required – to achieve a hidden purpose.
Examples: Car accidents, building fires, criminal activity and medical emergencies of others.
“It’s alright, I’m a professional.”
This phrase, or a suitable variation of it can act like a verbal badge when used correctly and in the right circumstance. It’s an important element of being perceived as if you belong in places or situations where you actually don’t but need to be.
As this is a play of persuasion and deception, it’s not so much what you say but how you say it. It takes conviction and confidence with infectious instinct.
[The featured photo was taken at Křivoklát Castle, Czech Republic before accessing its “forbidden” catacomb with the phrase.]